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Benton County under burn ban

Posted: January 22, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.

Benton County is under a burn ban, according to a news release.

Bentonville, Ark—Benton County Judge Robert D. Clinard has issued a countywide, court ordered burn ban for Benton County.

The ban on open burning will continue until conditions improve as determined by the county in cooperation with local fire officials.

“The county has been under a 24 hour red flag burn ban for several days in a row. We hope this additional action will reinforce the need to practice fire safety”, Said Marc Trollinger, county fire marshal.

Although this ban on open burning does not interfere with outdoor cooking or grilling, Benton County, officials urge citizens to use extreme caution when conducting these activities.

When a Burn Ban is issued, Benton County will issue statements via local news media and through The Benton County Alert Notification System known as BC Alert. The BC Alert system can deliver important alerts, notifications, and updates to your phone, email, or text device. Benton County citizens can sign up at www.bcalert.com for alerts and notifications.

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